Will Lucas is an entrepreneur and content creator. He is founder and CEO at Creadio, a marketing and production agency, and serves as Brand Manager for both AfroTech and Black Tech Green Money, where he leads brand strategy.
AfroTech is the largest Black tech digital platform and conference globally, hosting more than 12k Black people in technology annually in Silicon Valley for the AfroTech homecoming. Black Tech Green Money is an imprint of AfroTech which explores insights for creating wealth and legacy in tech, media and business through the Black Tech Green Money podcast, video productions and national live events.
Outside of his business endeavors, Will was named to the University of Toledo Board of Trustees by Governor John Kasich in February 2016. The governor also appointed Will to the Ohio Casino Control Commission in 2013 – to which he was re-appointed for a second four-year term in 2017, and the Ohio Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, where he is immediate-past Chairman, in 2014. In 2019, Will was appointed to InnovateOhio Executive Advisory Board by Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted. He was appointed Co-Chair of President Obama’s Ohio Small Business Committee in 2012.
He is a songwriter and is listed as a co-writer on the track “How ‘Bout It”, found on the second studio album, Special Occasion, from R&B artist Bobby Valentino. The album, certified Gold by the RIAA, has sold over 500,000 copies.
TechFunnel – Top 14 Black Entrepreneurs in Technology (2019)
TechCrunch – 40 Diverse People In Tech Who Made Big Moves In 2015 (2015)
Business Insider – The 46 Most Important African-Americans In Technology (2014)
NBC New’s ‘The Grio’ – Top 10 Blacks in tech to look out for in 2013 (2013)
Business Insider – The 25 Most Influential African-Americans in Tech (2013)
Will graduated with Associates and Bachelors degrees in Technical Studies and Organization Technology, respectively, from the University of Toledo.